Akroyd – Gavaghans (WW2)

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Akroyd - Gavaghans


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AKROYD, Walter

Name: AKROYD, Walter
Rank: Corporal
Service Number: 938345
Service/Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Squadron/Battalion .
Roll: .
Enrolled: Cardington, between September 1939 and August 1940.
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 26/04/1941 Age: 38 years
How Died: Died at Home
Cemetery Birstall (St Peter) Churchyard Extension
Grave Ref: Grave No. 222
Residence: Blackburn Road, Birstall
Birth Place: Bradford, 19 Jul 1903
Additional Information: Son of Herbert and the late Harriet Ann Ackroyd (nee Smith, m. 17 Oct 1900, Bradford, St Peter (Bradford Cathedral). Husband of Agnes Ackroyd (nee Kelly, m. 1924, registered Dewsbury) of Birstall.
Employment: .
Marital Status: Married, 3 Children
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 3 May 1941
Roll of Honour: Member of Birstall St Patrick’s R C Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1
Birstall War Memorial (addenda)

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ARCHER, Ronald

Name: ARCHER, Ronald
Rank: Warrant Officer Class II
Service Number: 2322400
Service/Regiment: Royal Corps of Signals
Squadron/Battalion 10 Indep. Motor Bde. Sig. Sec.
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 02/03/1943 Age: 31 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Tripoli War Cemetery, Libya
Grave Ref: 6. F. 16.
Residence: Cleadon, South Shields, Co. Durham.
Birth Place: 1912, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of Albert and Sabina Archer (nee Clayton, m. 1912, registered Dewsbury) of 56 Bradford Road East, Batley. Husband of Kathleen Archer (nee Hope, m. 1939, registered Richmond, Yorkshire) of Cleadon, South Shields, Co. Durham.
Employment: Served 10 years in the Army prior to outbreak of war. Formerly at Messrs. Fox’s Biscuit Works, Batley
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 27 Mar1943 (photo)
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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ASHBY, Kenneth

Name: ASHBY, Kenneth
Rank: Stoker 2nd Class
Service Number: C/KX 575360
Service/Regiment: Royal Navy
Squadron/Battalion His Majesty’s Landing Craft Flak No.1
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 17/08/1944 Age: 21 years
How Died: Did not survive sinking of his ship
Cemetery Chatham Naval Memorial
Grave Ref: 78, 1
Residence: 25 Oak Hill, Carlinghow
Birth Place: Batley, 17 Mar 1923
Additional Information: Son of Dick and Elsie Ashby (nee Hargreaves, m. 16 Sep 1922, Purlwell, St Andrew) of 25 Oakhill Road, Batley.
Employment: Plumber for Mr D. Crowther of Beck Lane, Batley
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 2 Sep 1944 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Associated with Batley Parish Church and Carlinghow Youth Movement
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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ASHWELL, Harry

Name: ASHWELL, Harry
Rank: Sergeant
Service Number: 1594580
Service/Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Squadron/Battalion 77th Squadron, Stationed at Full Sutton.
Roll: Flight Engineer
Enrolled: Weston-Super-Mere. After Sep 1941
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 14/07/1944 Age: 32 years
How Died: At 14:30 hrs the aircraft broke up and crashed near Kirby Underdale. All onboard died. Halifax MZ768.
Cemetery Batley Cemetery
Grave Ref: T. 547
Residence: 132 Healey Lane, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, 25 Mar 1912
Additional Information: Son of John William and Lily Ashwell (nee Gill, m. 5 Feb 1910, Batley, All Saints) of Batley. Husband of Mabel Ashwell (nee Brown, m. 1938, registered Dewsbury) of Healey Lane, Batley.
Employment: Motor Driver for Building Contractor, Messrs. Milnes and Crabtree, Healey Lane, Batley
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 22 Jul 1944 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Batley Working Men’s Club
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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BAKER, Charles Ernest

Name: BAKER, Charles Ernest
Rank: Private
Service Number: 13027123
Service/Regiment: Pioneer Corps
Squadron/Battalion .
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 20/05/1943 Age: 36 years
How Died: Died suddenly by accident at Stoke on Trent
Cemetery Stoke-on-Trent (Hartshill) Cemetery, Staffordshire
Grave Ref: Grave 18273.
Residence: 44 Purlwell Avenue, Batley
Birth Place: Wakefield, 22 Nov 1906
Additional Information: Son of John William and Mary Eliza Baker (nee North). Husband of Ada Baker (nee Lockwood, m. 1928, registered Dewsbury) of Purlwell Avenue, Batley.
Employment: Mill yard Labourer
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 29 May 1943 (deaths)
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Addenda

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BARBER, Harry

Name: BARBER, Harry
Rank: Private
Service Number: 2933137
Service/Regiment: Cameron Highlanders
Squadron/Battalion 2nd Bn.
Roll: .
Enrolled: Dec 1939
Disembarked: .
Date of Capture: 23/06/1942 Age: 27 years
Fate: Taken as a prisoner of war (previously reported missing) by the Germans in Tobruck. Taken to Italian POW Camp.
Residence: 29 Cambridge Road, Birstall
Birth Place: Birstall, 17 Oct 1914
Additional Information: Son of Joe and Ida Barber (nee Asquith, m. 1902, registered Dewsbury) of 29 Cambridge Road, Birstall.
Employment: Textile Labourer at Messrs. Thomas Burnley & Sons, Ltd., Gomersal Mills
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 4 Dec 1943 (photo)
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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BARHAM, Sam

Name: BARHAM, Sam
Rank: Sergeant
Service Number: 1127161
Service/Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Squadron/Battalion 12 Sqn RAF Wickenby, Bomber Command
Roll: Wireless Operator / Air Gunner
Enrolled: 1941
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 04/07/1943 Age: 24 years
How Died: All crew lost on night mission to Cologne (Koln). Lancaster hit by heavy flak.
Cemetery Runnymede Memorial, Surrey
Grave Ref: Panel 141
Residence: 3 Back Vulcan Road, Dewsbury
Birth Place: c. 1919, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of Harold and Mary Ann Barham (nee Talbot, m. 8 Jan 1921, Earlsheaton, St Peter) of Dewsbury. Husband of Ellen Barham (nee Cox, m. 1941, registered Dewsbury).
Employment: Birkbys Ltd., Liversedge
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: Air Crew Europe star; 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 10 July 1943 (photo); 26 Feb 1944 (photo)
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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BARKER, John Ernest

Name: BARKER, John Ernest
Rank: Private
Service Number: 4624059
Service/Regiment: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Squadron/Battalion .
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 28/02/1946 Age: 32 years
How Died: .
Cemetery Dewsbury Cemetery
Grave Ref: Uncons. Sec. R. Grave 522.
Residence: 25 Elmwood Grove, Batley
Birth Place: 27 Jan 1914, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Husband of Jane Barker (nee Harrison, m. 1938, registered Dewsbury) of Elmwood Grove, Batley.
Employment: Willeyer-Woollen textile trade
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Addenda

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BARNES, William (Ernest)

Name: BARNES, William (Ernest)
Rank: Private
Service Number: 1520621
Service/Regiment: Pioneer Corps
Squadron/Battalion .
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 30/09/1945 Age: 26 years
How Died: Died
Cemetery Munster Heath War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Grave Ref: 2. D. 9.
Residence: 69 Hillside Terrace, Upper Batley Lane, Batley
Birth Place: 1919, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of William Edward and Alice Barnes (nee Morton, m. 1903, registered Dewsbury) of 69 Hillside Terrace, Upper Batley Lane, Batley
Employment: .
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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BEAUMONT, Derrick

Name: BEAUMONT, Derrick
Rank: Leading Aircraftman
Service Number: 1043862
Service/Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Squadron/Battalion .
Roll: .
Enrolled: Padgate, between September 1939 and February 1940.
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 08/10/1944 Age: 23 years
How Died: Died from pneaumonia in Egyptian Hospital
Cemetery Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.
Grave Ref: O. 68
Residence: Royds Terrace, Leeds Road, Birstall
Birth Place: c. 1921, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of James William and Charlotta Beaumont (nee Moorhouse, m. 1920, registered Dewsbury) of Birstall, Yorkshire. Brother of Fusilier Peter Beaumont.
Employment: Worked for Mr. A Nuttall, Birstall, and later for Mr. H. J. Heinz and Co., Ltd., Leeds.
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 14 Oct 1944 (photo)
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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BEAUMONT, Geoffrey Keith

Name: BEAUMONT, Geoffrey Keith
Rank: Leading Aircraftman
Service Number: 1177935
Service/Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Squadron/Battalion .
Roll: .
Enrolled: Cardington, September 1940.
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 10/06/1943 Age: 23 years
How Died: Died from dysentery in Haroekoe POW Camp. Captured 8 Mar 1942, Moluccas, Indonesia.
Cemetery Ambon War Cemetery, Indonesia
Grave Ref: 8. A. 11.
Residence: Ingledene, Soothill Lane, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, 2 May 1920
Additional Information: Son of Herbert and Edith A. Beaumont (nee Jubb, m. 18 Mar 1911, Hanging Heaton, St Paul) of Ingledene, Soothill Lane, Batley. George was appointed as a Class F Reservist. Engaged to Miss Peggy Jackson.
Employment: Studying at Birmingham University
Marital Status: Engaged
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 5 Jun 1943 (photo); 4 Dec 1943 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s); Batley Grammar School
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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BEAUMONT, Peter

Name: BEAUMONT, Peter
Rank: Fusilier
Service Number: 14818977
Service/Regiment: Royal Welch Fusiliers
Squadron/Battalion 4th Bn.
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 23/04/1945 Age: 19 years
How Died: Died of Wounds
Cemetery Becklingem War Cemetery, Niedersachsen, Germany
Grave Ref: 8. A. 3.
Residence: Royds Terrace, Leeds Road, Birstall
Birth Place: 23 Jul 1925, Batley
Additional Information: Son of James William and Charlotta Beaumont (nee Moorhouse, m. 1920, registered Dewsbury) of Birstall, Yorkshire. Brother of Leading Aircraftman Derrick Beaumont.
Employment: Hawthorn and Davies, Engineers, Leeds
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 12 May 1945 (photo)
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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Bedford - Brennan

BEDFORD, Norman

Name: BEDFORD, Norman
Rank: Gunner
Service Number: 11055321
Service/Regiment: Royal Artillery
Squadron/Battalion 171 Bty., 6. A.A. “Z” Regt.
Roll: .
Enrolled: 1941
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 15/05/1942 Age: 33 years
How Died: Died of Wounds in hospital
Cemetery Woodkirk (St. Mary) Churchyard, Yorkshire
Grave Ref: Sec. C. Row 24. Grave 24.
Residence: With Aunt Mrs. Violet Mortimer at 327 Soothill Lane, Batley
Birth Place: 10 Nov 1908
Additional Information: Son of Ethel Bedford of Soothill Lane, Batley.
Employment: Rag Warehouseman at Messrs. John Blackburn’s Old Mill, Batley
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 23 May 1942 (photo)
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Addenda

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BELL, Robert

Name: BELL, Robert
Rank: Leading Aircraftman
Service Number: 1594318
Service/Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Squadron/Battalion 78 Sqdn.
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 05/09/1945 Age: 20 years
How Died: .
Cemetery Mazargues War Cemetery, Marseilles
Grave Ref: Plot 11. Row A. Grave 12.
Residence: .
Birth Place: 11 Aug 1925, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of Henry and Hilda Bell (nee Clough) of Hanging Heaton, Batley, Yorkshire.
Employment: Works Stores Boy (1939)
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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BENNETT, Ralph Stephen

Name: BENNETT, Ralph Stephen
Rank: Corporal
Service Number: 1642411
Service/Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Squadron/Battalion .
Roll: .
Enrolled: Cardington, joined after October 1941.
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 25/06/1946 Age: 23 years
How Died: .
Cemetery Saiwan War Cemetery, China, (including Hong Kong)
Grave Ref: I. F. 10.
Residence: .
Birth Place: 1922, registered Dewbury
Additional Information: Son of Reuben Stephen and Agnes Bennett (nee Wright, m. 8 Feb 1914, Thornhill, St Michael and All Angels) of 1 Hillcrest Avenue, Healey, Batley.
Employment: .
Marital Status: .
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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BENSON, George Edward

Name: BENSON, George Edward
Rank: Sergeant
Service Number: 1143366
Service/Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Squadron/Battalion 78 Sqdn. (Bomber Command based at Linton on Ouse)
Roll: Air Gunner
Enrolled: Padgate, between September 1939 and February 1940.
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 12/03/1943 Age: . years
How Died: Shot down by a night-fighter and crashed at Grafwegen on the Dutch-German border whilst onboard Halifax DT774
Cemetery Uden War Cemetery, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Grave Ref: 4. C. 7.
Residence: .
Birth Place: .
Additional Information: .
Employment: .
Marital Status: .
Medal Entitlement: Air Crew Europe star; 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: Plaque Halifax DT 774, Grafwegen, Groesbeek, Netherlands
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Addenda
Birstall War Memorial (addenda)

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BENTON, James

Name: BENTON, James
Rank: Private
Service Number: 4746273
Service/Regiment: York and Lancaster Regiment
Squadron/Battalion 2nd Bn.
Roll: .
Enrolled: c. 1935
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 10/09/1941 Age: 26 years
How Died: Killed in Action, Syria
Cemetery Damascus Commonwealth War Cemetery, Syria
Grave Ref: M. 22.
Residence: 97 Atkinson’s Buildings, Howden Clough Road.
Birth Place: c. 1914
Additional Information: Son of Arthur and Mary E Benton (nee Knight, m. 1914, registered Dewsbury). James had seen service in India, Palestine and Crete.
Employment: Finishing Dept., Messrs. William Baines, Brittania Mills, Morley.
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 27 Sep 1941
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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BLAKELEY, Donald

Name: BLAKELEY, Donald
Rank: Private
Service Number: 4691812
Service/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Squadron/Battalion 1/4th Bn
Roll: .
Enrolled: On outbreak of War
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 25/06/1944 Age: 23 years
How Died: Died of Wounds
Cemetery Bayeux War Cemetery, Calvados, France
Grave Ref: VIII. E. 16.
Residence: 19 Queens Street, Batley
Birth Place: 1920, registered Wakefield
Additional Information: Son of Harry and Lottie Blakeley (nee Butcher, m. 15 Jun 1915, Purston cum South Featherstone, St Thomas). Husband of Florence Blakeley (nee Harwood, m. 1944, registered Spen Valley).
Employment: Messrs. John S. Driver Ltd., Commercial Street, Batley.
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 29 Jul 1944 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Associated with Batley Parish Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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BLAMIRES, Kitty

Name: BLAMIRES, Kitty
Rank: .
Service Number: .
Service/Regiment: Women’s Land Army
Squadron/Battalion Folly Farm, Long Marston
Roll: .
Enrolled: c. 1941
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 28/08/1944 Age: 24 years
How Died: Killed when a tractor she was driving collided with a goods train on a level crossing at Little Gaddesden, Hertfordshire.
Cemetery Birstall (St. Peter) Churchyard Extension
Grave Ref: .
Residence: 34 Cambridge Road, Batley
Birth Place: 2 Oct 1919, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Daughter of Joshua and Sarah Jane Blamires (nee Crowther, m. 12 Jan 1909, Birstall, St Peter).
Employment: Tailoress Machinist. Officer of Birstall Parish Church Company of Girl Guides.
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: .
Obituary: Batley News, 2 Sep 1944
Roll of Honour: Associated with Birstall Parish Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1
Birstall War Memorial (additional section at the front of the Monument)

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BOTTOMLEY, Benjamin

Name: BOTTOMLEY, Benjamin
Rank: Trooper
Service Number: 7920333
Service/Regiment: Royal Armoured Corps
Squadron/Battalion 9th Queen’s Royal Lancers
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 28/05/1942 Age: . years
How Died: .
Cemetery Alamein Memorial, Egypt
Grave Ref: Column 17.
Residence: .
Birth Place: .
Additional Information: .
Employment: .
Marital Status: .
Medal Entitlement: .
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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BRADLEY, Joe

Name: BRADLEY, Joe
Rank: Gunner
Service Number: 4623107
Service/Regiment: Royal Artillery
Squadron/Battalion 3/2 Maritime Regt. No. 3 Battery
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 21/11/1942 Age: 22 years
How Died: Killed in Action at Sea, reported missing
Cemetery Portsmouth Naval Memorial
Grave Ref: Panel 72, Column 2.
Residence: 71 Talbot Street, Batley.
Birth Place: Batley, 10 Apr 1920
Additional Information: Youngest son of James and Ruth Bradley (nee Jackson, m. 31 Mar 1906, Batley, St Thomas) of 71 Talbot Street, Batley.
Employment: Twister at J T & J Taylor’s Cheapside Mills, Batley
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 10 July 1943 (photo)
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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BRANNAN, Thomas

Name: BRANNAN, Thomas
Rank: Bombardier
Service Number: 994566
Service/Regiment: Royal Artillery
Squadron/Battalion 145 (The Berkshire Yeomanry) Field Regt.
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 18/08/1947 Age: 34 years
How Died: Died at Batley and District Hospital
Cemetery Batley Cemetery
Grave Ref: S. 935
Residence: Prince Street, Bradford Road, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, 3 Sep 1912
Additional Information: Son of John I. Brannan and Annie Brannan (nee McGuighan, m, 1906, registered Newcastle upon Tyne). Husband of Ellen Brannan (nee Maloney, m. 1937, registered Dewsbury) of Batley.
Employment: Warehouseman
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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BREARLEY, Geoffrey Michael

Name: BREARLEY, Geoffrey Michael
Rank: Pilot Officer
Service Number: 121216
Service/Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Squadron/Battalion 85 Sqdn.
Roll: Observer
Enrolled: Cardington, joined after October 1941.
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 06/08/1942 Age: 20 years
How Died: .
Cemetery Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey
Grave Ref: 24. B. 2.
Residence: 8 Rosebery Avenue, Harpenden
Birth Place: c. 1922 (Hong Kong ?)
Additional Information: Son of Alfred Brearley and the late Beatrice Mary Brearley, of ‘Eastleigh’, Rosebery Avenue, Harpenden, Hertfordshire. Beatrice and Geoffrey returned from Hong Kong 29th Aug 1924. Geoffrey was a frequent visitor to relatives who lived in Batley.
Employment: Cambridge University studying Law.
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 22 Aug 1942 (photo)
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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BRENNAN, Thomas Michael

Name: BRENNAN, Thomas Michael
Rank: Sergeant
Service Number: 2933136
Service/Regiment: Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders
Squadron/Battalion 5th Bn.
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 01/04/1943 Age: 27 years
How Died: Died of Wounds in Tunisia
Cemetery Sfax War Cemetery, Tunisia
Grave Ref: VII. C. 10.
Residence: Cobden Street, Batley, with uncle and aunt
Birth Place: c. 1916
Additional Information: Son of THomas and Gertrude Brennan (Brannan?), of Batley, Yorkshire.
Employment: Messrs. T Burnley and Sons, Gomersal Mills
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 1 May 1943 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Attended St Mary’s R C Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Addenda

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Briar - Byrom

BRIER, Albert John

Name: BRIER, Albert John
Rank: Sick Berth Attendant
Service Number: D/SBRX7888
Service/Regiment: Royal Naval Auxiliary Sick Berth Reserve
Squadron/Battalion H.M.S. Landrail.
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 11/04/1944 Age: 25 years
How Died: Died at sea due to flying accident in Scotland
Cemetery Campbeltown (Kilkerran) Cemetery
Grave Ref: Division 4, Grave 636.
Residence: 56 Woodsome Estate, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, 29 Aug 1919
Additional Information: Stepson of Harold Starkie and Doris Brier (m. 5 May 1928, Batley Providence). Husband of Nora Brier (nee Ellis, m. 1942, registered Spen Valley)
Employment: .
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 22 Apr 1944 (Acknowledgments)
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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BRIERLEY IRAQ – 2003, Shaun Andrew

Name: BRIERLEY IRAQ – 2003, Shaun Andrew
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service Number: 25022246
Service/Regiment: Royal Signals
Squadron/Battalion 539th assault squadron 1(uk)
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 30/03/2003 Age: 28 years
How Died: Killed when land rover overturned on night patrol
Cemetery Batley
Grave Ref: .
Residence: Mortimer street Batley
Birth Place: Batley
Additional Information: Son of Christine and Peter Brierley of Batley
Employment: .
Marital Status: single
Medal Entitlement: .
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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BROADHEAD, Harry Mayo Richard

Name: BROADHEAD, Harry Mayo Richard
Rank: Sergeant
Service Number: 1001480
Service/Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Squadron/Battalion 61 Sqdn.
Roll: Air Gunner
Enrolled: Padgate, between September 1939 and February 1940.
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 17/09/1942 Age: 29 years
How Died: Reported missing after raid over Germany
Cemetery Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Grave Ref: 11. F. 2.
Residence: 54 Beaumont Street, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, 20 Oct 1912
Additional Information: Son of the late Harry Broadhead and Emma Broadhead (nee Berry, m. 3 Apr 1893, Batley, St Thomas) of Wells House, Purlwell Lane, Batley. Husband of Agnes Broadhead (nee Hughes, m. 1932, registered Dewsbury) of Batley.
Employment: Cop Winder, Woolen Mill
Marital Status: Married, 3 children
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 3 Oct 1942 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Attended Gospel Hall
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

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BROMLEY, William

Name: BROMLEY, William
Rank: Private
Service Number: 13074587
Service/Regiment: Pioneer Corps
Squadron/Battalion .
Roll: .
Enrolled: Oct 1940
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 27/10/1941 Age: 35 years
How Died: Died as a result of accident whilst on manoeuvres in Scotland
Cemetery Batley Cemetery
Grave Ref: Sec. L. Grave 112.
Residence: Trinity Place, Dewsbury. Formerly 3 St. James Street, Batley
Birth Place: c. 1906
Additional Information: Son of Herbert and Jane Elizabeth Bromley (nee Wilson, m. 23 Feb 1901, Batley) of Batley. Husband of Clarinda Bromley (nee Thompson, m. 14 Aug 1927, Birstall, St Peter) of Batley.
Employment: Dewsbury and Batley Bill Posting Company.
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 1 Nov 1941 (photo); 8 Nov 1941
Roll of Honour: Dewsbury Trades and Friendly Club
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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BROOKE, Alfred

Name: BROOKE, Alfred
Rank: Private
Service Number: 2884708
Service/Regiment: Gordon Highlanders
Squadron/Battalion 2nd Bn.
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 29/11/1943 Age: 26 years
How Died: Died whilst P.O.W. in Malai 4 (130,000 Commonwealth soldiers surrendered to Japanese 15 Feb 1942)
Cemetery Singapore Memorial
Grave Ref: Column 78.
Residence: Brierly Road, Shafton, Yorkshire
Birth Place: 1907, registered Dewbury14 Feb 1916
Additional Information: Son of Harry and Annie Brooke (nee Lord, m. Lord, m. 1907, Registered Dewsbury). Husband of Margery Brooke (nee Jackson, m. 1940, registered Spen Valley) of Shafton, Yorkshire. Lived Batley prior to marriage.
Employment: Cloth Cutter
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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BROTHWELL, (Ernest) Wilfred

Name: BROTHWELL, (Ernest) Wilfred
Rank: Private
Service Number: 4541397
Service/Regiment: Green Howards (Yorkshire Regiment)
Squadron/Battalion 6th Bn.
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 28/07/1943 Age: 25 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Cassino Memorial, Italy
Grave Ref: Panel 6.
Residence: 105 Taylor Street, Batley
Birth Place: 1918, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of Isaac and Ruth Emily Brothwell (nee Jackson, m. 23 Jul 1910, Batley, St Thomas) of 105 Taylor Street, Batley, Yorkshire.
Employment: .
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 14 Aug 1943
Roll of Honour: Talbot Street Methodist Church, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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BROWN, Clarence Fred

Name: BROWN, Clarence Fred
Rank: Aircraftman 1st Class
Service Number: 1018447
Service/Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Squadron/Battalion 81 Sqdn.
Roll: .
Enrolled: Padgate, between September 1939 and February 1940.
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 16/02/1943 Age: 32 years
How Died: .
Cemetery Bone War Cemetery, Annaba, Algeria
Grave Ref: V. A. 17.
Residence: 36 Lower Bleak Street, Gomersal
Birth Place: 27 Dec 1910, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of Fred Vessey Brown and Louisa Edna Brown (nee Sadgroves, m. 24 Feb 1908, Holbeck, St Matthew and New Wortley, St John the Baptist) of Low Lane, Birstall. Husband of Jane “Jenny” Brown (nee Hodgson, m. 21 May 1935, Scholes, St Philip and St James).
Employment: Butcher & Farmer
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Addenda
Birstall War Memorial (addenda)

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BROWN, Eric Lawrence

Name: BROWN, Eric Lawrence
Rank: Private
Service Number: 14644714
Service/Regiment: Lincolnshire Regiment
Squadron/Battalion 2nd Bn.
Roll: .
Enrolled: Jun 1943
Disembarked: D-Day
Date of Death: 08/07/1944 Age: 19 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados, France
Grave Ref: II. B. 17.
Residence: 112 Ashfield Road, Birstall
Birth Place: c. 1925
Additional Information: Son of Ernest and Grace Evelyn Brown (nee Lawrence, m. 24 Feb 1925, Brownhill, St Saviour) of Birstall.
Employment: .
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 12Aug 1944 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Attended Brownhill Parish Church, Birstall
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1
Birstall War Memorial (additional section at the front of the Monument)

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BROWN, John

Name: BROWN, John
Rank: Private
Service Number: 4690585
Service/Regiment: Somerset Light Infantry
Squadron/Battalion 7th Bn. (Formerly KOYLI)
Roll: .
Enrolled: Approx 1937
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 17/02/1945 Age: 25 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Grave Ref: 56. B. 14.
Residence: 30 Bromley Street, Hanging Heaton
Birth Place: 1919, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of John William and Matilda Brown (nee Wood, m. 1910, registered Dewsbury) of 30 Bromley Street, Hanging Heaton. Husband of Ann Brown (nee Boocock, m. 1944, registered Spen Valley).
Employment: The Goodyear Tyre Company and worked at The Yorkshire Woolen Transport Company, Dewsbury
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 10 Mar 1945 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s); Batley Grammar School
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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BURNELL, Albert E

Name: BURNELL, Albert E
Rank: Private
Service Number: 4614531
Service/Regiment: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Squadron/Battalion 2nd Bn.
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 23/02/1942 Age: 20 years
How Died: Missing presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery Rangoon Memorial, Mayanmar
Grave Ref: Face 13.
Residence: 100 Carrington Grove, Batley
Birth Place: 1922, registered Dewbury
Additional Information: Stepson of Joseph Telford and Winifred Telford (nee Burnell, m. 1931, registered Dewsbury) of Batley
Employment: Messrs. Briggs Bros. and Co., Cleckheaton
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 11 Apr 1942 (photo); 22 Sep 1945 (photo)
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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BYROM, Sarah

Name: BYROM, Sarah
Rank: .
Service Number: .
Service/Regiment: Women’s Land Army
Squadron/Battalion .
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 07/05/1945 Age: 23 years
How Died: Died of Tuberculous Meningitis at West Cornwall Hospital, Penzance
Cemetery Birstall (St. Peter) Churchyard Extension
Grave Ref: B. 79.
Residence: 1 Mount Top, Kearsley Buildings, Raikes Lane, Birstall
Birth Place: Birstall, 27 Feb 1922
Additional Information: Daughter of Esther Byrom and Stepdaughter of Joseph Whittles (m. 1926, registered Dewsbury).
Employment: Carpet Mender
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: .
Obituary: Batley News, 26 Feb 1944 (Birthdays)
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2
Birstall War Memorial (additional section at the front of the Monument)

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Carbutt - Coldwell

CARBUTT, John

Name: CARBUTT, John
Rank: Gunner
Service Number: 1439376
Service/Regiment: Royal Artillery
Squadron/Battalion 56 Lt. A.A./Anti-Tank Regt.
Roll: .
Enrolled: Early 1939
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 31/10/1944 Age: 23 years
How Died: Killed in Action, Burma
Cemetery Imphal War Cemetery, India
Grave Ref: 9. F. 7.
Residence: Egypt Farm, Cliffe Lane, Spenborough
Birth Place: Leeds, c.1921
Additional Information: Son of George Handel and Alice Carbutt (nee Roebuck, m. 5 Jan 1918, Whitcliffe Road, Wesleyan Chapel, Cleckheaton) of 43 Brookroyd Lane, Batley.
Employment: Thomas Burnley and Sons, Gomersal
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 25 Nov 1944 (photo)
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Addenda
Birstall War Memorial (addenda)

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CARR, James

Name: CARR, James
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service Number: 3314218
Service/Regiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own)
Squadron/Battalion 2nd Bn.
Roll: .
Enrolled: Regular Soldier
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 05/06/1942 Age: 21 years
How Died: Died of Wounds, North Africa
Cemetery Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Lybia
Grave Ref: 12. G. 11.
Residence: 49 Blackburn Road, Birstall
Birth Place: 1921, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of James and Alice Carr (nee Wood, m. 23 Dec 1911, Birstall, St Peter) of Blackburn Road, Birstall.
Employment: Messrs. Thomas Burnley and Sons, Gomersal Mills
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 24 Jun 1942 (photo)
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1
Birstall War Memorial (additional section at the front of the Monument)

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CARTER, Arthur

Name: CARTER, Arthur
Rank: Lieutenant
Service Number: 245700
Service/Regiment: Royal Tank Regiment, R.A.C.
Squadron/Battalion 3rd
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 28/06/1944 Age: 27 years
How Died: Killed in Action, Normandy
Cemetery Ryes War Cemetery, Bazenville, Calvados, France
Grave Ref: VII. E. 5.
Residence: “Lynden Lea”, Grange Road, Staincliffe, Batley.
Birth Place: 1917, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of Herbert and Mary Alice Carter (nee Summers, m. 1908, registered Dewsbury) of “Lynden Lea”, Grange Road, Staincliffe, Batley.
Employment: .
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 5 Aug 1944 (photo)
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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CARTER, M

Name: CARTER, M
Rank: .
Service Number: .
Service/Regiment: NO INFORMATION YET FOUND
Squadron/Battalion .
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: . Age: . years
How Died: .
Cemetery .
Grave Ref: .
Residence: .
Birth Place: .
Additional Information: .
Employment: .
Marital Status: .
Medal Entitlement: .
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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CASSON, John

Name: CASSON, John
Rank: Gunner
Service Number: 1099449
Service/Regiment: Royal Artillery
Squadron/Battalion 136 Field Regt.
Roll: .
Enrolled: c. 1940
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 24/05/1944 Age: 34 years
How Died: Died as a result of accident Burma
Cemetery Chittagong War Cemetery, Bangladesh
Grave Ref: 6. F. 9.
Residence: Hampson Street, Carlinghow
Birth Place: 1910, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of Jack and Elizabeth Casson. Husband of Gladys Casson (nee Smith, m. 1937, registered Dewsbury) of Batley, Yorkshire.
Employment: Conductor at Yorkshire Bus Company
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 17 Jun 1944; 24 Jun 1944 (photo)
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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CHATSWOOD (CHATWOOD), William

Name: CHATSWOOD (CHATWOOD), William
Rank: Private
Service Number: 5891167
Service/Regiment: Lincolnshire Regiment
Squadron/Battalion 2nd Bn.
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 03/03/1945 Age: 22 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Mook War Cemetery, Limburg (Netherlands), Netherlands
Grave Ref: I. C. 5.
Residence: .
Birth Place: c. 1923
Additional Information: Son of Frank and Hannah Chatwood (nee Wilshire, m. 13/03/1918, registered Wesleyan Centenary Chapel, Dewsbury). Husband of Lily Chatwood (nee Parker, m. 1941, registered Spen Valley) of Batley
Employment: .
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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CLAPHAM, John

Name: CLAPHAM, John
Rank: Private
Service Number: 4746455
Service/Regiment: York and Lancaster Regiment
Squadron/Battalion 2nd Bn.
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 28/05/1941 Age: 25 years
How Died: Died at sea
Cemetery Athens Memorial, Greece
Grave Ref: Face 7.
Residence: 37 Healey Lane, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, 12 Jan 1915
Additional Information: Son of John and Margaret Clapham (nee Coldwell, m. 1912, registered Dewsbury). Husband to Sarah Clapham (nee Wilby, m. 1937, registered Dewsbury). John went to India three Years ago, a week after his marriage to Sarah.
Employment: CWS Buyers Assistant
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 19 Jul 1941; 26 Jul 1941 (photo)
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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CLIFF, Henry

Name: CLIFF, Henry
Rank: Private
Service Number: 14647474
Service/Regiment: Green Howards (Yorkshire Regiment)
Squadron/Battalion 1st Bn
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 23/05/1944 Age: 31 years
How Died: Killed in Action, Italy
Cemetery Beach Head War Cemetery, Anzio
Grave Ref: XI. B. 7.
Residence: 27 North Street, Cross Bank, Batley
Birth Place: 1913, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of William Henry and Jane Cliff (nee Halligan, m. 1907, registered Pontefract. Husband of the late Agnes I Cliff (nee Green, m. 1937, registered Dewsbury). Agnes died 1942 and Henry remarried 1943 to Lena Green of Thornhill Lees, Dewsbury.
Employment: Foreman Check-weighman
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 8 Jul 1944 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Holy Trinity, Batley Carr, Lytch Gate Memorial; Attended St Mary’s R C Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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CLIFFE, James Frederick Colin

Name: CLIFFE, James Frederick Colin
Rank: Leading Aircraftman
Service Number: 635084
Service/Regiment: Royal Air Force
Squadron/Battalion serving in H.M.S. Ark Royal.
Roll: .
Enrolled: Joined as an Aircrafthand after March 1938.
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 27/09/1941 Age: 20 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery Runnymede Memorial, Surrey
Grave Ref: Panel 56.
Residence: 13 Victoria Avenue, Batley
Birth Place: 1921, registered North Bierley
Additional Information: Son of Beaumont Radley Cliffe and Irene Ivy Cliffe (nee Hemsworth, m. 1920, registered Dewsbury) of Birkenshaw, Yorkshire.
Employment: Instrument Repairer
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: Air Crew Europe star; 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 18 Oct 1941 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Batley Central Methodist Church (Zion); Batley Grammar School
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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CLOUGH, William

Name: CLOUGH, William
Rank: Leading Aircraftman
Service Number: 1352884
Service/Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Squadron/Battalion 258 Sqdn.
Roll: .
Enrolled: Blackpool, after June 1940.
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 18/09/1944 Age: 24 years
How Died: Died as a POW on the Japanese transport Ship “Junyo Maru” when sunk (captured 6 Apr 1942).
Cemetery Singapore Memorial
Grave Ref: Column 438
Residence: .
Birth Place: 29 Aug 1920
Additional Information: Son of James S and Florence M Clough (nee Donaldson, m. 1919, registered Easington, Durham). Husband of Sheila A Clough (nee Simpson, m. 1939, registered Spen Valley)?
Employment: Civil Servant
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: Kranji War Memorial, Singapore
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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COLBECK, Joseph

Name: COLBECK, Joseph
Rank: Private
Service Number: 4699492
Service/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Squadron/Battalion 2/4th Bn.
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 21/04/1943 Age: 36 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Medjez-el-Bab War Cemetery, Tunisia
Grave Ref: 11. G. 3.
Residence: 13 Park Drive, Batley
Birth Place: 1916, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Eldest son of the late Harry Colbeck and Anne Colbeck (nee Perkins, m. 1915, registered Dewsbury) of 13 Park Drive, Batley, Yorkshire.
Employment: Assisted father in Butcher’s shop
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 29 May 1943 (photo)
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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COLDWELL, L

Name: COLDWELL, L
Rank: .
Service Number: .
Service/Regiment: NO INFORMATION YET FOUND
Squadron/Battalion .
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: . Age: . years
How Died: .
Cemetery .
Grave Ref: .
Residence: .
Birth Place: .
Additional Information: .
Employment: .
Marital Status: .
Medal Entitlement: .
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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Coram (Corah) - Dean

CORAM (CORAH), William

Name: CORAM (CORAH), William
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: .
Service/Regiment: Royal Navy
Squadron/Battalion .
Roll: .
Enrolled: Jan 1940
Disembarked: .
Date of Incident: .
Age: 21 years
Fate: Suspected Missing Jul 1941. No more information available.
Cemetery .
Grave Ref: .
Residence: 3 Blackburn Place, Batley
Birth Place: 16 Sep 1919, Batley
Additional Information: Son of William and Alice Corah of Blackburn Place, Batley
Employment: Meanwood Laundry
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 12 Jul 1941 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Attended St Mary’s R C School
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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CRABTREE, Colin Esmonde Marshall

Name: CRABTREE, Colin Esmonde Marshall
Rank: Lieutenant
Service Number: .
Service/Regiment: Royal Navy
Squadron/Battalion H.M.S. Stanley
Roll: .
Enrolled: Midshipman Seniority date 1 Jan 1937 HMS Revenge
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 19/12/1941 Age: 22 years
How Died: Missing presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery Plymouth Naval Memorial
Grave Ref: Panel 44, Column 3.
Residence: ‘Woodview’ Heaton Road, Batley
Birth Place: 1 Jun 1919, registered Leeds
Additional Information: Son of Arthur Eastwood Crabtree and Margaret Evelyn Crabtree (nee Marshall, m. 1918, registered Sculcoates). Husband of Georgina Dorothy Crabtree (nee Hunt, m. 1941, registered Spen Valley) of Batley.
Employment: .
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 3 Jan 1942 (photo)
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Addenda

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CROSSLEY, Albert

Name: CROSSLEY, Albert
Rank: Sapper
Service Number: 1944580
Service/Regiment: Royal Engineers
Squadron/Battalion 256 Field Coy.
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 29/06/1944 Age: 28 years
How Died: Killed in Action, Italy
Cemetery Orvieto War Cemetery, Italy
Grave Ref: I, G, 11.
Residence: 198 Norristhorpe Lane, Liversedge
Birth Place: Jun 1916, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of Arthur Nowell Crossley and Edith Crossley (nee Law, m. 1900, registered Dewsbury). Husband of Mona Crossley (nee Barraclough, m. 1938, registered Dewsbury).
Employment: Bricklayer
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 15 Jul 1944
Roll of Honour: Attended Hanover Street Congregational Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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CROSSLEY, Harry

Name: CROSSLEY, Harry
Rank: Private
Service Number: 14315499
Service/Regiment: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Squadron/Battalion 5th Bn.
Roll: .
Enrolled: Dec 1942
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 17/11/1944 Age: 20 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Venray War Cemetery, Limburg, Netherlands
Grave Ref: VIII. A. 3.
Residence: 106 Bradford Road, Carlinghow
Birth Place: 1924, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of Joseph and Mary Elizabeth Crossley (nee Greaves, m. 25 Mar 1913, Brownhill, St Saviour) of 21 Blackburn Road, Birstall. Husband of Marie Crossley (nee Wilson, m. 1943, registered Spen Valley) of Carlinghow, Yorkshire. Took part in D-Day invasion.
Employment: Marshall Bros., Martin Street Mills, Birstall
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 2 Dec 1944 (photo)
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1
Birstall War Memorial (additional section at the front of the Monument)

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CROWTHER, Clifford

Name: CROWTHER, Clifford
Rank: Gunner
Service Number: 1532086
Service/Regiment: Royal Artillery
Squadron/Battalion 274 Bty., 86 (Honourable Artillery Coy.) H.A.A. Regt.
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 04/02/1942 Age: 24 years
How Died: Died of illness whilst in the UK
Cemetery Birstall (St Peter) Churchyard Extension
Grave Ref: Grave 505. (B.305 ?)
Residence: 21 Church Street, Birstall
Birth Place: 1917, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of Joshua and Florence Crowther (nee Nelmes, m. 25 Mar 1911, Birstall, St Peter) of 21 Church Street,Birstall. Engaged to Miss Eileen Benn of Birstall.
Employment: Thomas Burnley and Sons, warehouse
Marital Status: Engaged
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 7 Feb 1942 (photo)
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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CROWTHER, Fred

Name: CROWTHER, Fred
Rank: Gunner
Service Number: 14229425
Service/Regiment: Royal Artillery
Squadron/Battalion 115 Heavy Anti Aircraft Regiment.
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 30/05/1945 Age: 32 years
How Died: Accidentally Killed in road incident
Cemetery Hilversum Northern Cemetery, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Grave Ref: Plot 1E. Row 6. Grave 101.
Residence: 66 Mortimer Avenue, Healey, Batley
Birth Place: 3 Mar 1913, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of Kenealey and Lilly Crowther (nee Duncombe, m. 1903, registered Dewsbury) of 66 Mortimer Avenue, Healey, Batley. Husband of Amy Crowther (nee Bruce, m. 1940, registered Spen Valley) of Healey, Batley.
Employment: Foreman Rag Grinder at Henry Crowther and Co., Ltd., Wellington Street, Batley
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 23 Jun 1945 (photo)
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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CULLEN, Leo

Name: CULLEN, Leo
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service Number: C/JX 352912
Service/Regiment: Royal Navy
Squadron/Battalion H.M.S. Ibis
Roll: .
Enrolled: Mar 1942
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 10/11/1942 Age: 19 years
How Died: Missing in Action. Ibis was sunk by an airborne torpedo from an Italian aircraft in the Western Meditteranean.
Cemetery Chatham Naval Memorial
Grave Ref: 57, 2.
Residence: 16 Purlwell Avenue, Batley
Birth Place: 15 May 1923, Batley
Additional Information: Son of John and Alice Cullen (nee Taylor, m. 1926, registered Dewsbury) of Purlwell, Batley.
Employment: Painter and Decorator for Bickers, Ltd., Dewsbury
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 5 Dec 1942 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Holy Trinity, Batley Carr, Lytch Gate Memorial
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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CULLEN, Walter

Name: CULLEN, Walter
Rank: Stoker, 1st Class
Service Number: P/KX 122425
Service/Regiment: Royal Navy
Squadron/Battalion H.M.S. Naiad
Roll: .
Enrolled: Oct 1941
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 11/03/1942 Age: 26 years
How Died: HMS Naiad sunk in action south of Crete
Cemetery Portsmouth Naval Memorial
Grave Ref: Panel 69, Column 1.
Residence: 8 Albert Street, Batley Carr
Birth Place: 17 Apr 1915, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of John and Bridget Cullen (nee O’Neil, m. 1891, registered Dewsbury) of Batley. Husband of Stella Cullen (nee Dunford, m. 1940, registered Dewsbury) of Dewsbury, Yorkshire.
Employment: Boiler Firer at Messrs. Mark Oldroyd’s Calder Mills, Savile Town and at Messrs. Joseph Newsome’s Batley Carr Mills.
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: Holy Trinity, Batley Carr, Lytch Gate Memorial
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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DALE, Alfred Victor

Name: DALE, Alfred Victor
Rank: L/Cpl
Service Number: 4621220
Service/Regiment: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Squadron/Battalion 6th Bn.
Roll: .
Enrolled: c. 1940
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 24/10/1944 Age: 29 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Cesena War Cemetery, Italy
Grave Ref: II, A, 1.
Residence: 23 Begg Hill, West Ardsley
Birth Place: .
Additional Information: Son of Albert and Margaret Dale of 8 Quarry Street, Soothill. Husband of Betsy Dale (nee Wainwright, m. 1939, registered Lower Agbrigg) of Tingley, Yorkshire.
Employment: Messrs. Geo. Armitage, Brick Yard, Woodkirk
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 11 Nov 1944 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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DALEY, James

Name: DALEY, James
Rank: Sergeant
Service Number: 1021805
Service/Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Squadron/Battalion 42 Sqdn. (Attached to Coastal Command)
Roll: Wireless Operator / Air Gunner
Enrolled: c. Dec 1940
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 04/05/1942 Age: 21 years
How Died: Missing in Action
Cemetery Runneymede Memorial, Surrey
Grave Ref: Panel 21
Residence: Oak Hill Road, Wilton Estate, Carlinghow, Batley.
Birth Place: 1920, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Eldest son of Thomas and Florence M Daley (nee Inman, m. 1920, registered 1920) of Oak Hill Road, Wilton Estate, Carlinghow, Batley.
Employment: Tailor Yielding and Co’s, Prospect Mills, Birstall
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: Air Crew Europe star; 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 9 May 1942 (photo)
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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DARRINGTON, Geoffrey

Name: DARRINGTON, Geoffrey
Rank: Private
Service Number: 4861381
Service/Regiment: Leicestershire Regiment
Squadron/Battalion 2nd Bn
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 27/05/1941 Age: 22 years
How Died: Killed in Action, Crete
Cemetery Athens Memorial, Greece
Grave Ref: Face 5.
Residence: 273 Soothill Lane, Batley
Birth Place: 1919, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of Arthur and Florrie Darrington (nee Johnson, m. 9 Apr 1914, Batley, All Saints) of ‘Aigburth’ 273 Soothill Lane, Batley.
Employment: Goods Porter at Batley LMS Station
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 5 Jul 1941
Roll of Honour: Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s); Attended Batley Parish Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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DEAN, George Robert

Name: DEAN, George Robert
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service Number: 4687721
Service/Regiment: Coldstream Guards
Squadron/Battalion 2nd Bn
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 21/05/1940 Age: 25 years
How Died: Killed in Action, France
Cemetery Pecq Communal Cemetery, Hainaut, Belgium
Grave Ref: Row D, Grave 3.
Residence: Melton Street, Healey Place, Batley
Birth Place: 1915, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of George Brook Dean and Eliza Dean (nee Longfield, m. 20 Apr 1907. Gomersal, St Mary). Husband to Mabel Dean (nee Studley, m. 1937, registered Dewsbury). Reservist on outbreak of war.
Employment: Messrs. Morris and Jones, Wholesalers, Leeds
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News 22 Jun 1940 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Attended Batley Parish Church; Member of the Trades and Friendly Club, Wellington Street.
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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Denton - Farrar

DENTON, John Samuel

Name: DENTON, John Samuel
Rank: Private
Service Number: 4622308
Service/Regiment: Essex Regiment
Squadron/Battalion 5th Bn. (Formerly Durham Light Infantry)
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 05/01/1944 Age: 23 years
How Died: Killed in Action, Italy
Cemetery Sangro River War Cemetery, Italy
Grave Ref: XVII. D. 26.
Residence: 5 Blackburn Place, Batley
Birth Place: 1920, registered Hemsworth
Additional Information: Son of Walter and Alice Denton (nee Yarrow, m. 20 Apr 1918, Ackworth, St Cuthbert) of Blackburn Place, Batley.
Employment: .
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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DICKENSON, R

Name: DICKENSON, R
Rank: .
Service Number: .
Service/Regiment: NO INFORMATION YET FOUND
Squadron/Battalion .
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: . Age: . years
How Died: .
Cemetery .
Grave Ref: .
Residence: .
Birth Place: .
Additional Information: .
Employment: .
Marital Status: .
Medal Entitlement: .
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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DIXON, Arthur

Name: DIXON, Arthur
Rank: Driver
Service Number: 2014285
Service/Regiment: Royal Engineers
Squadron/Battalion 279 Field Coy.
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 02/11/1944 Age: 24 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Mierlo War Cemetery, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Grave Ref: VI. G. 11.
Residence: 2 Warwick Mount, Warwick Road, Batley
Birth Place: 9 Feb 1920, Batley
Additional Information: Son of Rowland and Clarissa Dixon (nee Bedford, m. 2 Feb 1914, New Wesleyan Chapel, Wesley Street, Ossett) of 7 Royds Avenue, Ossett. Husband of Gladys Dixon (nee Dickinson, m. 1 May 1943, Hick Lane Church) of Batley.
Employment: Rag Warehouseman at Messrs. Joseph Field, Wellington Road, Dewsbury
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 18 Nov 1944 (photo)
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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DONNELLY, Walter

Name: DONNELLY, Walter
Rank: L/Serjeant
Service Number: 7939988
Service/Regiment: Royal Armoured Corps
Squadron/Battalion 8th King’s Royal Irish Hussars.
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 27/08/1944 Age: 36 years
How Died: Died of Wounds
Cemetery Bouquetot Churchyard, Eure, France
Grave Ref: Single war grave to the rear of churchyard
Residence: 16 Fairfield Avenue, Batley
Birth Place: c. 1908, Batley
Additional Information: Son of Richard and Harriet Alice Donnelly (nee Firth, m. 1891, registered Dewsbury). Husband of Betsy Donnelly (nee Allott, m. 1937, registered Dewsbury) of Dewsbury. Mentioned in Despatches
Employment: Final Passer at Jessops Tailors, Batley
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 23 Sep 1944 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Attended Hanover Street Congregational Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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DURKIN, William

Name: DURKIN, William
Rank: Private
Service Number: 4692981
Service/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Squadron/Battalion 1st Bn
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 14/07/1943 Age: 23 years
How Died: Died of Wounds, Sicily
Cemetery Syracuse War Cemetery, Sicily, Italy
Grave Ref: IV. G. 2.
Residence: 9 Blackburn’s Buildings, Batley Carr.
Birth Place: 2 Sep 1919, Batley Carr
Additional Information: Son of Joseph and Hilda Durkin (nee Turton, m. 1915, registered Dewsbury) of Blackburn’s Buildings, Batley Carr. His sister Annie is a munitions worker.
Employment: Finishing Dept., Messrs. J T and J Taylor’s Cheapside Mills
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 14 Aug 1943; 21 Aug 1943 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Holy Trinity, Batley Carr, Lytch Gate Memorial. Attended St Joseph’s Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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EGAN, Thomas

Name: EGAN, Thomas
Rank: Gunner
Service Number: 11420390
Service/Regiment: Royal Artillery
Squadron/Battalion 80 H.A.A. Regt.
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 08/11/1943 Age: 40 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Salerno War Cemetery, Italy
Grave Ref: VI. B. 29.
Residence: 50b Healey Lane, Batley
Birth Place: 25 Dec 1902, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of Thomas and Anne Egan (nee Meehan, m. 1892, registered Dewsbury) of Healey Lane, Batley.
Employment: Assisting father in millinery business, Upper Commercial Street, Batley
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 27 Nov 1943 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Batley Grammar School; Attended St Mary’s Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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EMMERSON, Douglas

Name: EMMERSON, Douglas
Rank: Corporal
Service Number: 642141
Service/Regiment: Royal Air Force
Squadron/Battalion .
Roll: .
Enrolled: Enlisted in RAF c. 1938
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 19/07/1944 Age: 25 years
How Died: Killed in Action, India
Cemetery Kirkee War Cemetery, India
Grave Ref: 1. B. 4.
Residence: 22 Healey Lane, Batley
Birth Place: 1919, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of Albert Edmond Emmerson and Lily Emmerson (nee Colbeck, m. 1909, registered Dewsbury) of 22 Healey Lane, Batley, Yorkshire.
Employment: Messrs. Cooke, Sons and Co., Liversedge
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 19 Aug 1944
Roll of Honour: Attended Christ Church, Staincliffe
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Addenda

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EMMINGAM (EMMINGHAM), George Arthur

Name: EMMINGAM (EMMINGHAM), George Arthur
Rank: Lieutenant
Service Number: 293228
Service/Regiment: York and Lancaster Regiment
Squadron/Battalion .
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 03/09/1944 Age: 31 years
How Died: Killed in Action, Italy
Cemetery Coriano Ridge War Cemetery, Italy
Grave Ref: V, G, 10.
Residence: 56 Victoria Street, Batley Carr
Birth Place: 1913, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of John James and Emma Emmingham (nee Scholefield, m. 26 Sep 1910, United Methodist Church, Talbot Street, Batley) of Batley. Husband of Winnie Emmingham (nee Williamson, m. 1940, registered Spen Valley) of Batley.
Employment: .
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 16 Sep 1944 (Roll of Honour)
Roll of Honour: Holy Trinity, Batley Carr, Lytch Gate Memorial; Batley Grammar School
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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EVANS, Aubrey Bowan

Name: EVANS, Aubrey Bowan
Rank: Gunner
Service Number: 1609633
Service/Regiment: Royal Artillery
Squadron/Battalion 25 Bty., 9 H.A.A. Regt.
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 21/10/1943 Age: 23 years
How Died: Killed in Action, Italy
Cemetery Naples War Cemetery, Italy
Grave Ref: III. B. 17.
Residence: 39 Ealand Road, Carlinghow, Batley
Birth Place: c. 1920, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of John Richard and Clarissa Evans (nee Marsden, m. 1919, registered Dewsbury) of Ealand Road, Batley.
Employment: Assistant at Messrs. Redman’s Stores, Dewsbury
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 13 Nov 1943
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Addenda

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FARRAR, Arthur

Name: FARRAR, Arthur
Rank: Private
Service Number: 4617550
Service/Regiment: Hampshire Regiment
Squadron/Battalion 1st Bn. A Coy.
Roll: .
Enrolled: 1939
Disembarked: France, 1940 BEF
Date of Death: 06/06/1944 Age: 25 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Bayeux War Cemetery, Calvados, France
Grave Ref: X. E. 3.
Residence: 20 Back Crescent Street, Batley.
Birth Place: Batley, 30 Apr 1919
Additional Information: Son of Jonah Drake Farrar and Ann Elizabeth Farrar (nee Flathers, m. 11 Sep 1897, Staincliffe, Christ Church) of 20 Back Crescent Street, Batley.
Employment: .
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 8 Jul 1944 (Acknowledgements)
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Addenda

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FARRAR, Clifford

Name: FARRAR, Clifford
Rank: Marine
Service Number: PO/X 3163
Service/Regiment: Royal Marines
Squadron/Battalion H.M.S. Hood
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 24/05/1941 Age: 21 years
How Died: Killed in Action. HMS Hood sunk in the Battle of the Denmark Strait
Cemetery Portsmouth Naval Memorial
Grave Ref: Panel 58, Column 33.
Residence: 6 Pearl Street, Carlinghow, Batley
Birth Place: 13 Dec 1919, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of Joseph and Hilda Farrar (nee Hinchcliffe, m. 11 Apr 1914, Brownhill, St Saviour) of 6 Pearl Street, Batley.
Employment: Angora Ltd. Birstall
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 31 May 1941 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Attended Carlinghow St John’s Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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FARRAR, Dennis William

Name: FARRAR, Dennis William
Rank: Sergeant
Service Number: 1591148
Service/Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Squadron/Battalion 51 Sqdn
Roll: Flight Engineer
Enrolled: Weston-Super-Mere, joined after September 1941.
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 02/02/1945 Age: 20 years
How Died: .
Cemetery Rheinberg War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Grave Ref: 14. C. 3.
Residence: .
Birth Place: 1924, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of Herbert and Florence Mary Farrar (nee Jackson,m. 15 Jan 1916, Hanging Heaton, St Paul) of Soothill Lane, Batley.
Employment: .
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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FARRAR, Luke

Name: FARRAR, Luke
Rank: Guardsman
Service Number: 2703049
Service/Regiment: Scots Guards
Squadron/Battalion 2nd Bn
Roll: .
Enrolled: Joined RAF in 1941
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 08/03/1945 Age: 24 years
How Died: Killed in Action, Western Europe Campaign
Cemetery Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Grave Ref: 43. G. 1.
Residence: .
Birth Place: 1921, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of John and Nellie Farrar (nee Fewster) of 2 Farrar’s Buildings. Husband of Margaret Farrar (nee Wind, m. 1943, registered Spen Valley) of Heckmondwike, Yorkshire.
Employment: Tailor Yielding and Co’s, Prospect Mills, Birstall
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 24 Mar 1945 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Member of Birstall Temperance Society
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1
Birstall War Memorial (additional section at the front of the Monument)

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Farrington - Fox

FARRINGTON, John

Name: FARRINGTON, John
Rank: Guardsman
Service Number: 2723922
Service/Regiment: Irish Guards
Squadron/Battalion 2nd Bn
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 08/04/1945 Age: 30 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Sage War Cemetery, Niedersachsen, Germany
Grave Ref: 6. D. 5.
Residence: 18 Ealand Crescent, Batley
Birth Place: 4 Nov 1914, Batley
Additional Information: Son of James William and Mary Ellen Farrington (nee Melia, m. 1909, registered Dewsbury) of Ealand Crescent, Batley.
Employment: Mill Boiler Firer
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 28 Apr 1945
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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FARRINGTON, Joseph (Jos.)

Name: FARRINGTON, Joseph (Jos.)
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: D/JX650399
Service/Regiment: Royal Navy
Squadron/Battalion H.M.S. St. Angelo. and H.M.S. Phoebe
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 20/01/1946 Age: 20 years
How Died: Miliary Tuberculosis, 16th British Military Hospital, Palestine
Cemetery Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza)
Grave Ref: 7. D. 17.
Residence: 18 Ealand Crescent, Batley
Birth Place: 8 Sep 1925, Batley
Additional Information: Son of James William and Mary Ellen Farrington (nee Melia, m. 1909, registered Dewsbury) of Ealand Crescent, Batley.
Employment: Thomas Burnley and Sons, Ltd., Gomersal
Marital Status: single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 2 Feb 1946
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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FAUNDLING (FAULDING), Eric

Name: FAULDING, Eric
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: C/SSX 32905
Service/Regiment: Royal Navy
Squadron/Battalion H.M.S. Achates
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 31/12/1942 Age: 22 years
How Died: Missing at sea
Cemetery Chatham Naval Memorial
Grave Ref: 54, 1.
Residence: 8a Russel Street, Batley
Birth Place: 1920, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Only son of William Taylor Faulding and Alice Annie Faulding (nee Moore, m. 1911, registered Dewsbury). Husband of Elizabeth A Faulding (nee Roe, m. 1942, registered Spen Valley) of Birkenshaw, Yorkshire.
Employment: Messrs. Dolson, Bottom Mills, Birkenshaw as an apprentice Twister
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 16 Jan 1943 (photo)
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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FENTON, James Henry

Name: FENTON, James Henry
Rank: Gunner
Service Number: 1819447
Service/Regiment: Royal Artillery
Squadron/Battalion 146 Bty., 17 Lt. A.A. Regt.
Roll: .
Enrolled: 1941
Disembarked: Aug 1942
Date of Death: 23/11/1942 Age: 39 years
How Died: Died of Wounds, North Africa
Cemetery Bone War Cemetery, Annaba, Algeria
Grave Ref: III. A. 8.
Residence: 4 Partington Square
Birth Place: 9 Mar 1903, North Bierley
Additional Information: Son of Walter and Annie Eliza Fenton (nee Walker). Husband of Chlorida Fenton (nee Bolton, m. 12 Jan 1924, Birstall, St Peter) of Birstall, Yorkshire.
Employment: French Drawer, Textiles at Messrs. Thomas Burnley’s Gomersal Mills
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 5 Dec 1942 (photo)
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1
Birstall War Memorial (additional section at the front of the Monument)

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FIDDES, William Alexander

Name: FIDDES, William Alexander
Rank: Private
Service Number: 4547205
Service/Regiment: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Squadron/Battalion 6th Bn.
Roll: .
Enrolled: c. 1940
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 01/12/1943 Age: 20 years
How Died: Died in the UK while practicing for the D Day landings.
Cemetery Birstall (St Peter) Churchyard Extension
Grave Ref: Grave 317.
Residence: Middlegate, Birstall
Birth Place: Birstall, 26 Oct 1923
Additional Information: Son of William James Alexander and Mary Elizabeth Fiddes (nee Clough, m. 1907, registered Barnsley) of Middlegate, Birstall. Husband of Mary Fiddes (nee Houzam, m. 1942, registered Spen Valley) of Birstall.
Employment: Messrs. Thomas Burnley and Sons, Gomersal Mills
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 4 Dec 1943
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1.
Birstall War Memorial (additional section at the front of the Monument).
Soldiers Story: William Alexander Fiddes

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FITZPATRICK, Leonard

Name: FITZPATRICK, Leonard
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service Number: T/10671017
Service/Regiment: Royal Army Service Corps
Squadron/Battalion 716 (Airborne) Lt. Comp. Coy.
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 23/06/1944 Age: 21 years
How Died: Killed in Action, Normandy
Cemetery Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados, France
Grave Ref: IIA. C. 1.
Residence: 131 Yaylor Street, Batley
Birth Place: 1923, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of John Thomas Fitzpatrick and Eliza Ann Fitzpatrick (nee Firth, m. 1905, registered Dewsbury) of Mount Pleasant, Batley, Yorkshire.
Employment: Weaver for Messrs. J T & J Taylor ltd., Cheapside Mills, Batley
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 15 Jul 1944 (photo)
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

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FLAHERTY, Edward John

Name: FLAHERTY, Edward John
Rank: Sergeant
Service Number: 1219836
Service/Regiment: Royal Air Force
Squadron/Battalion 90 Sqdn.
Roll: Flight Engineer
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 21/07/1944 Age: 23 years
How Died: .
Cemetery Boxtel (Heilig Hart Van Jesus) Roman Catholic Churchyard, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Grave Ref: Grave 7.
Residence: .
Birth Place: c.1921
Additional Information: Son of Isabel Flaherty, and stepson of Robert Priestley, of Batley, Yorkshire.
Employment: .
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Addenda

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FLEMING, Ralph

Name: FLEMING, Ralph
Rank: Warrant Officer Class II (S.S.M.)
Service Number: 7894009
Service/Regiment: Royal Armoured Corps
Squadron/Battalion 8th King’s Royal Irish Hussars.
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 02/09/1944 Age: 28 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery London Cemetery and Extension, Longueval, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Plot 13. Row G. Grave 46.
Residence: 2 Little Fountain Street, Morley
Birth Place: 13 Aug 1916, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of Albert and Ellen Fleming (nee Beaumont, m. 1913, registered Dewsbury) of 58 Bromley Street, Hanging Heaton. Husband of Dorothy Fleming (nee Bentham, m. 1940, registered Leeds) of Morley, Yorkshire. Fought with 8th Army from Alamein to Tunisia.
Employment: Local Government Officer, Rentals Clerk
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 16 Sep 1944 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Batley Grammar School
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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FLEMING, Thomas

Name: FLEMING, Thomas
Rank: Corporal
Service Number: 4688434
Service/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Squadron/Battalion 2nd Bn
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 05/06/1942 Age: 33 years
How Died: Died in India
Cemetery Delhi War Cemetery, India
Grave Ref: 6. D. 3.
Residence: .
Birth Place: 1909, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Husband of Nelly Fleming (nee Wood, m. 1938, registered Dewsbury).
Employment: .
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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FORDE, Michael

Name: FORDE, Michael
Rank: Private
Service Number: 4691117
Service/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Squadron/Battalion 1st Bn
Roll: .
Enrolled: 1938
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 22/01/1944 Age: 23 years
How Died: Died of Wounds, Italy
Cemetery Minturno War Cemetery, Italy
Grave Ref: I, K, 3.
Residence: 89 King Street, Batley Carr
Birth Place: 1920, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of Thomas and Agnes Forde (nee Buckley, m. 1919, registered Dewsbury) of 87 King Street, Batley, Yorkshire.
Employment: .
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 12 Feb 1944 (Acknowledgements, photo)
Roll of Honour: Holy Trinity, Batley Carr, Lytch Gate Memorial. Member of St Joseph’s R C Church, Batley Carr.
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Addenda

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FORDHAM, Francis Frederick

Name: FORDHAM, Francis Frederick
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: C/JX 210100
Service/Regiment: Royal Navy
Squadron/Battalion H.M.S. Electra
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 27/02/1942 Age: 21 years
How Died: HMS Electra sunk by Japanese War Ships off Java
Cemetery Chatham Naval Memorial
Grave Ref: Panel 54, Column 1.
Residence: Bronte Road, Birstall
Birth Place: 2 Dec 1920, Birstall
Additional Information: Son of George Alfred and Elizabeth Fordham (nee Nelson, m. 12 Jun 1916, Birstall, St Peter) of Nelson Street, Birstall.
Employment: Night Warehouseman at Messrs. Thomas Burnley and Sons, Gomersal Mills
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 21 Mar 1942 (photo)
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1
Birstall War Memorial (additional section at the front of the Monument)

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FOX, George Herbert

Name: FOX, George Herbert
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 234478
Service/Regiment: Royal Navy
Squadron/Battalion H.M.S. Penelope
Roll: Telegraphist
Enrolled: 1941
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 18/02/1944 Age: 32 years
How Died: HMS Penelope sunk by U-boat (U-410)
Cemetery Portsmouth Naval Memorial
Grave Ref: Panel 82, Column 2.
Residence: 12 Holyoake Avenue, Healey, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, 13 Nov 1911
Additional Information: Son of Harry James Fox and Rachel Fox (nee Dorsey, m. 1911, registered Dewsbury). Husband of Mary Fox (nee Watson , m. 1938, registered Dewsbury) of Healey, Batley, Yorkshire.
Employment: Bank Cashier at Midland Bank, Dewsbury
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 11 Mar 1944
Roll of Honour: Batley Central Methodist Church (Zion); Batley Grammar School
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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FOX, Tom

Name: FOX, Tom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 14229114
Service/Regiment: Durham Light Infantry
Squadron/Battalion 9th Bn
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 08/08/1943 Age: 19 years
How Died: Killed in Action, Sicily
Cemetery Catania War Cemetery, Sicily
Grave Ref: III. B. 43.
Residence: 13 North King Street, Batley.
Birth Place: 1923, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of Duke and Gertrude Fox (nee Coates, m. 1921, registered Dewsbury) of North King Street, Batley.
Employment: Birkbys Ltd., Liversedge
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 11 Sep 1943 (photo)
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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Foxton - Gavaghans

FOXTON, Stanley Levy

Name: FOXTON, Stanley Levy
Rank: Private
Service Number: 4861477
Service/Regiment: Leicestershire Regiment
Squadron/Battalion 2nd Bn
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 01/12/1941 Age: 21 years
How Died: Died of Wounds, Middle East
Cemetery Tobruk War Cemetery, Libya
Grave Ref: 8. F. 9.
Residence: .
Birth Place: 1919, registered Pontefract
Additional Information: Son of Stanley and Doris Foxton (nee Naylor, m. 5 Aug 1916, Pontefract, All Saints) of Wakefield Road, Driglington). Husband of Ellen Elizabeth Foxton (nee Steele, m. 1940, registered Spen Valley) of Birstall, Yorkshire.
Employment: .
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Addenda
Birstall War Memorial (addenda)

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FOZZARD, A T

Name: FOZZARD, A T
Rank: .
Service Number: .
Service/Regiment: NO INFORMATION YET FOUND
Squadron/Battalion Possible duplicate name, see Harold Fozzard (AC1)
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: . Age: . years
How Died: .
Cemetery .
Grave Ref: .
Residence: .
Birth Place: .
Additional Information: .
Employment: .
Marital Status: .
Medal Entitlement: .
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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FOZZARD, Harold

Name: FOZZARD, Harold
Rank: Aircraftman 1st Class
Service Number: 998500
Service/Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Squadron/Battalion .
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 23/01/1945 Age: 25 years
How Died: Died whilst P.O.W. at Kuching Camp, Sarawak, North Borneo
Cemetery Labuan War Cemetery, Malaysia
Grave Ref: Q. C. 15.
Residence: 48 Woodsome Estate, Batley
Birth Place: c. 1919
Additional Information: Son of Ernest and Mary Jackson Fozzard (nee Hosley) of Cross Park Street, Batley.
Employment: Water Engineers Office at 31 Branch Road, Batley.
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 25 Apr 1942; 20 Oct 1945 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Batley Grammar School
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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FRANCE, Percy Birkett

Name: FRANCE, Percy Birkett
Rank: Private
Service Number: 4690113
Service/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Squadron/Battalion Signal Section 2nd Bn HQ
Roll: Signaller
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 06/04/1942 Age: 24 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed or Captured
Cemetery Rangoon Memorial, Mayanmar
Grave Ref: Face 16.
Residence: .
Birth Place: c. 1918
Additional Information: Son of Percy Birkett France and Florence Emma France (nee Lancaster, m. 7 Oct 1911, Batley Carr, Holy Trinity). Father Percy Birkett France Private KOYLI 33143 6th Bn, Killed in Action 10 Apr 1917.
Employment: .
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: Holy Trinity, Batley Carr, Lytch Gate Memorial
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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GALLAGHER, James

Name: GALLAGHER, James
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service Number: 4748860
Service/Regiment: York and Lancaster Regiment
Squadron/Battalion The Hallamshire Bn.
Roll: .
Enrolled: 1939
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 28/06/1944 Age: 25 years
How Died: Killed in Action, France
Cemetery St. Manvieu War Cemetery, Cheux, Calvados, France
Grave Ref: V. A. 15.
Residence: 24a Cobden Street, Batley
Birth Place: c. 1919
Additional Information: Son of Patrick Joseph and Annie Gallagher (nee Rush ?) of Cobden Street, Batley. James had also served in Norway and Iceland.
Employment: Fettler at Messrs. G & J Stubley’s Bottoms Mill
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 29 Jul 1944; 5 Aug 1944 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Attended St Mary’s R C School and Church. Member of Irish Democratic Club.
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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GALLAGHER, John Peter

Name: GALLAGHER, John Peter
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service Number: 3393864
Service/Regiment: East Lancashire Regiment
Squadron/Battalion 1st Bn
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 11/09/1944 Age: 22 years
How Died: .
Cemetery Schoonselhof Cemetery, Antwerpen, Belgium
Grave Ref: II. D. 2.
Residence: .
Birth Place: .
Additional Information: Son of James and Margaret Gallagher, of Batley, Yorkshire; nephew of Miss A. Gallagher, of Batley.
Employment: .
Marital Status: .
Medal Entitlement: .
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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GARBUTT, Emmanuel Winstanley

Name: GARBUTT, Emmanuel Winstanley
Rank: Petty Officer
Service Number: P/JX 136444
Service/Regiment: Royal Navy
Squadron/Battalion H.M.S. Victory III (S.S. Laconia)
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 12/09/1942 Age: 33 years
How Died: Lost with the sinking of SS Laconia by U-boat U-156 of the coast of West Africa
Cemetery Portsmouth Naval Memorial
Grave Ref: Panel 62, Column 2.
Residence: .
Birth Place: 1 Aug 1911, Ashington, Morpeth
Additional Information: Son of Mrs Ethel McDermott of Brookroyd Lane, Birstall. P.O. Garbutt had been in the Navy 14 years.
Employment: Peacock Colliery, Gomersal
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 24 Oct 1942 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Attended St Thomas’ Church, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Addenda

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GARFIELD, Ben

Name: GARFIELD, Ben
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service Number: 1890751
Service/Regiment: Royal Engineers
Squadron/Battalion 278 Field Coy.
Roll: .
Enrolled: Oct 1939
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 23/09/1940 Age: 21 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Hanging Heaton (St. Paul) Churchyard, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Grave Ref: Grave 492.
Residence: 2 Trenton Road, Hanging Heaton, Batley
Birth Place: 1919, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of William and Martha Ann Garfield (nee Bulmer, m. 1907, registered Dewsbury) of Trenton Road, Hanging Heaton, Batley.
Employment: .
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 28 Sep 1940 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s); Attended Ebenezer Methodist Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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GARNER, Harold

Name: GARNER, Harold
Rank: Private
Service Number: 4748390
Service/Regiment: York and Lancaster Regiment
Squadron/Battalion The Hallamshire Bn.
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 22/11/1944 Age: 26 years
How Died: Died of Wounds, Holland
Cemetery Venray War Cemetery, Limburg, Netherlands
Grave Ref: VIII. C. 3.
Residence: 46 Lady Ann Road, Soothill
Birth Place: 1918, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of Lister and Hilda Garner (nee Atkins, m. 24 Apr 1915, Hanging Heaton, St Paul) of 70 Soothill Lane, Batley. Husband of Daisy Garner (nee Biddle, m. 1937, registered Dewsbury) of Batley.
Employment: Fothergill and Schofield, Joiners and Builders, Warwick Road, Batley
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 2 Dec 1944 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s); Attended St Lukes Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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GASH, Ernest

Name: GASH, Ernest
Rank: Private
Service Number: 14426299
Service/Regiment: Green Howards (Yorkshire Regiment)
Squadron/Battalion 6th Bn.
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 09/09/1944 Age: 19 years
How Died: Died of Wounds, Belgium
Cemetery Geel War Cemetery, Antwerpen, Belgium
Grave Ref: II.A.19.
Residence: .
Birth Place: 1925, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of Richard and Betsy Gash (nee Drury, m. 1 May 1909, Woodkirk, St Mary) of Batley, Yorkshire.
Employment: .
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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GAVAGHANS (GAVAGHAN), Peter

Name: GAVAGHANS (GAVAGHAN), Peter
Rank: Lance Sergeant
Service Number: 3193439
Service/Regiment: King’s Own Scottish Borderers
Squadron/Battalion 1st Bn.
Roll: .
Enrolled: 1940
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 12/06/1944 Age: 33 years
How Died: Killed in Action, France just after D-Day landings. Left his trench to rescue a wounded colleague, both killed by a second bomb.
Cemetery La Delivrande War Cemetery, Douvres, Calvados, France
Grave Ref: IX. C. 6.
Residence: 7 Fleece Street, Batley
Birth Place: 14 May 1911
Additional Information: Son of the late James Gavaghan (Killed in Action, WW1). Husband of Annie Gavaghan (nee Maloney, m. 1935, registered Dewsbury) of Batley.
Employment: Messrs. Leonard Firth, Ltd., Dyers, Batley Carr
Marital Status: Married, 3 children
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 1 Jul 1944 (photo); 19 Aug 1944 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Attended St Mary’s Church, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

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